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#21 C. Taylor

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:23 PM

LMAO Maybe I should try that. I hate being rude, but they won't stop coming around. I'm sorry--the pamphlets always end up in the trash unread. It's not Green!


You take the pamphlets!?!?! lol.

Funny thing is, for whatever reason (esp. when I was in college), I get a lot of people stopping in the street to talk to me about god, like they've found a kindred spirit. And then when they find out the truth, they practically run away. I don't know what on earth it is about my appearance or attitude that gives them the idea that I'd be an overly religious Christian. I think I need to smile less. lol.

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#22 Eli Ashpence

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:38 PM

You take the pamphlets!?!?! lol.

Funny thing is, for whatever reason (esp. when I was in college), I get a lot of people stopping in the street to talk to me about god, like they've found a kindred spirit. And then when they find out the truth, they practically run away. I don't know what on earth it is about my appearance or attitude that gives them the idea that I'd be an overly religious Christian. I think I need to smile less. lol.


Pfft. Think how I feel, working in a Christian-based school. Everyone is incredibly nice and they compliment me a lot... almost like they've never had a decent janitor before and they're afraid to lose me... but I wonder what they'd say if they knew my religious history. I'm willing to bet they'd start finding things wrong with my work. I tell you, the Bible Belt is a scary place to live sometimes.

And yes, I take the pamphlets. The people who come aren't ever RUDE, so I'd feel like a jerk to completely ignore them. They don't stay and talk, either. Taking them is just easier since they leave right afterward. It's just they always seem to come while I'm in the shower, taking a nap, or watching a movie. Kinda irritating in that way.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:42 PM

The mold on the rye bread was ergot. I saw the same show. :biggrin:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:15 AM

HI, Eli...

Want a way for then to come only once?

I guess you should all know that I have a degree in anthropology. Anyway,

This is what I did...

My brother and sister in-law was visiting, and the Jehovah's Witness people were becoming a problem. Everyday, someone would come knocking on my door, I worked at night, and they would wake me up. So anyway, back to the story. They showed up, and my sister-in-law walked across the deck, and I told the four people standing there "See that woman?" They all nodded. "That’s my husband's wife #1, and I am wife #2." they were back in their car so fast, and I was never bothered by anyone from their church again…

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:45 AM

Actually, not. Wicca and Satanism have nothing in common. Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Something I learned from working on Xena: Warrior Princess. The son Abraham was ordered by god to kill (how sick is that?) was his oldest son. There was a younger one who standed to gain the inheritance if the older was dead. Something about the two sons is the supposed source of the Muslim religion, if you believe that sort of thing.



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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

HI, Eli...

Want a way for then to come only once?

I guess you should all know that I have a degree in anthropology. Anyway,

This is what I did...

My brother and sister in-law was visiting, and the Jehovah's Witness people were becoming a problem. Everyday, someone would come knocking on my door, I worked at night, and they would wake me up. So anyway, back to the story. They showed up, and my sister-in-law walked across the deck, and I told the four people standing there "See that woman?" They all nodded. "That’s my husband's wife #1, and I am wife #2." they were back in their car so fast, and I was never bothered by anyone from their church again…


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

That is too funny! It if were me, i would invite them into my very much so out of the broom closet apartment- hey, it's my space and then they would really be running for their lives. 

 

But in my story, I am presenting the main character as the hero to also get Witches and Witchcraft/ Paganism, what have you, seen in a positive light. 



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Any group or person thought to be practicing any number of imaginary dark arts has been termed witches, and their magic witchcraft.  Keeping a level head about what is real and what was never real helps out a lot.  Most witches persecuted throughout history have been women living alone, at the fringes of society.  Most of their supposed magic was misunderstood medicinal work, crafts, or pure fabrication.  Just look at the problem some aid workers in a couple of African nations are having as they combat HIV infection.

 

So, when using witchcraft as a term, I wouldn't worry too much about stepping on toes.  Take and leave what makes your story more interesting.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

Good point



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

I had a Christian evangelical try to covert me while I was pumping gas. Without missing a beat I told him how Satan loved him and that all souls are welcome in hell because Satan's love is pure... fun stuff.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:01 PM

How did the person respond to that?



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 06:16 PM

.... The people who were said to have been put under a spell by the poor, innocent girls were tripping on acid. There is a very good chance that the earlier witch trials in Europe were also the result of bad LSD....

 

You mean ergot poisoning?


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